Last night, September 28th, Colorado honored the 120th Fighter Squadron. 120 FS is a unit of the Colorado Air National Guard, which is located at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora Colorado. The “REDEYES,” as they are called, are a descendant organization of the World War I 120th Aero Squadron who began service on June 27th, 1923. In 1946, they became the first Air National Guard unit to obtain federal recognition, which sparked the motto, “FIRST IN THE AIR GUARD.” The Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum honored the aviation heroes for their knowledge and flight skills. Attendants were encouraged to listen to these legendary heroes as they shared their war stories about the 120th Fighter Squadron’s 90 years of service.

Guests enjoyed a happy hour like setting with stories along with a “triple threat” potato bar, “flying high” buffet display, and a “go in” dessert display.